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  • Potential cuts to hours, days, discounts at commissaries

    Potential cuts to hours, days, discounts at commissaries
    A proposal would cut the hours, days of operation, and deep discounts that commissaries provide to the men and women in the armed services and their families, the Navy Times reported. The draft budget for fiscal year 2016 deals with a Department of...
  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets....
  • Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

    Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors
    Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
  • U.S. halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen

    U.S. halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen
    The Obama administration has been forced to suspend certain counterterrorism operations with Yemen in the aftermath of the collapse of its government, according to U.S. officials, a move that eases pressure on al-Qaida's most dangerous franchise....
  • Interior Secretary announces federal permit for SunZia transmission during New Mexico visit

    A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle. U.S. Interior...
  • Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising

    Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising
    President Obama has recharged his campaign for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center with a strategy legal experts say holds out new hope of achieving that signature objective of his presidency. After years of being thwarted by Congress from...
  • 5 reasons why Americans should tune into news about political crisis in Yemen

    Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will...
  • S. Fla. computer worker: I stole military secrets

    S. Fla. computer worker: I stole military secrets
    A South Florida man with a mysterious past pleaded guilty Friday to spying and immigration fraud, crimes committed while he worked as a government contractor on a U.S. military base in Honduras. Christopher Glenn, 34, of West Palm Beach, admitted he...
  • Tensions emerge between Iraq, US-led coalition in battle against Islamic State group

    Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S.-led coalition's efforts, complaining of miscommunication, failed deliveries of weapons, inadequate training and...
  • Kerry and Hagel: Iraq and US-led coalition have killed 1000s of IS fighters, half of leaders

    Kerry and Hagel: Iraq and US-led coalition have killed 1000s of IS fighters, half of leaders
    The U.S. and its allies sought to put a good face on the coalition's deliberate campaign to roll back the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, boasting of having killed thousands of militants while acknowledging that ousting the group from...
  • Bill to prevent veterans' suicides raises questions about funding

    WASHINGTON A bill to reduce suicides among veterans stalled in the Senate last month despite its heartrending cause and strong bipartisan support. Now it's on the verge of final passage thanks to the departure of its main critic. Veterans were infuriated...